This recipe is not quite the same in that it is baked in the oven instead of fried in a pan but it was still very tasty and brought back some fond memories. This is a perfect warm breakfast dish for the chilly winter mornings.
German Apple Pancakes:
from cooks illustrated
3/4 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp kosher salt
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp unsalted butter
5 large granny smith apples, peeled, quartered and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp packed golden brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until there are no lumps. In a large skillet melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir gently to coat all apples. While stirring occasionally, cook the apples until they are golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
Meanwhile spray 9x9 square pan or deep dish pie pan with pam. Place on baking sheet and heat in the over for 3 minutes. Remove from oven and add apple mixture. Pour batter evenly over apples into baking dish. Immediately place in the oven and reduce temperature to 425 degrees. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are brown and puffed. Carefully remove dish from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup if desired.
This pancake was so tasty with just the sugar but had a really nice flavor topped with maple syrup as well. The sweetness goes really well with the tart apples.